The effects of political and economic transformations on children: The environment. Chapter uri icon



  • Discusses the impact of changes in the global environment on children's lives and variations by age, class, and gender. It is concluded that in previous research conducted by the author (L. Chawla, 2002), results point to the need to create quality of life indicators from children's own perspectives, and suggest that the current emphasis on quantitative physical indicators such as mortality rates, cash income, provision of water and sewer systems, and school attendance needs to be balanced by including social and even spiritual dimensions of children's environmental experiences as well, such as those that relate to children's sense of social integration, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and relationship to the built environment of their culture and the natural environment that sustains them. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(chapter)

publication date

  • January 1, 2002

Date in CU Experts

  • October 4, 2013 9:48 AM

Full Author List

  • Chawla L

author count

  • 1

book title

  • Globalization and children: Exploring potentials for enhancing opportunities in the lives of children and youth.

Other Profiles

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

  • 0306473682

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 91

end page

  • 97